When it comes to interpreting roles, actress, model and ex-beauty queen, Neema Godwin is bold and daring.
In an interview with the sun , the former Miss Fotogenix, acting nude is no big deal. It’s just a way of expressing herself.
Through her NGO, The Pink Woman, which was launched in 2015, Godwin empowers women, making them significant. She has touched the lives of several widows who were struggling to survive because of neglect. In this interview, she gives insight into her modeling and acting worlds. Excerpts:
You emerged as Miss Fotogenix Nigeria in 2014. How has that experience shaped you?
I was excited about it and it has shaped me in a way that it has been a platform for me. I have been able to push forward from there. Also, it has brought out the interesting part of me. It has shaped me to see life from different perspectives, to understand life and mingle with people. It has given me popularity, endorsements and jobs.
How did you come into acting?
Growing up, I used to hear people say that I have the face for television, and then, I used to have producers and directors follow me to my house, just to talk to my dad to allow me venture into Nollywood, but the thing is my dad has always been a strict person. He feels that those in the industry are prostitutes; they don’t have good home training and all that. But then, I went to school and started doing modeling and presenting. At a point, he was like, ‘you like acting, why don’t you just go for it?’ I was like ‘okay’. I now went to Royal Arts Academy where I did a three-month acting course and got a certificate. That was after I won the Miss Fotogenix. In fact, I actually started acting this year, and it has been wonderful because I have done a few works. Most of the movies I featured in are from Royal Arts Academy.
How many movies have you featured in?
I have featured in Body Language, a film directed by Emem Isong. It is not out yet but it will be released this October. Another one is Lovers and Sinners, a TV series produced and directed by Emem Isong, as well as Not a Perfect Man.
Who is your role model in the industry?
I have role models both locally and internationally. I admire everybody in Nollywood but there are few people that I actually look up to.
They are Rita Dominic, Genevieve Nnaji and Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde. These actresses tend to put me in shape. I just want to watch them and model my acting after them.